Accession Number : AD0680053

Title :   USE OF LAMINATED ANISOTROPIC TUBES FOR DETERMINING THE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITE MATERIALS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Dec-May 68,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE MATERIALS LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Whitney,J. M. ; Halpin,J. C.

Report Date : OCT 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : Using Donnell's approximations, the analysis of a laminated anisotropic tube under combined tension or compression, internal pressure, and torque is presented. Results show that a tube clamped at one end while free to rotate at the opposite end can be used to completely characterize the mechanical properties of a fiber reinforced composite material. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMPOSITE MATERIALS, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES), SHELLS(STRUCTURAL FORMS), LAMINATES, PIPES, CYLINDRICAL BODIES, DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, BOUNDARY VALUE PROBLEMS, REINFORCING MATERIALS, FIBERS

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE